Accession Number:

ADA592766

Title:

India - Gulf Cooperation Council Relations: Raj Version 2.0?

Descriptive Note:

Civilian research project

Corporate Author:

NEAR EAST SOUTH ASIA CENTER FOR STRATEGIC STUDIES WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2013-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

40.0

Abstract:

Indias relations with the six countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council remain primarily founded on trade and other forms of economic interaction. But the old equation of oil flowing east from the Arabian Gulf and human resources moving west from India has diversified and become more complex and mutually prosperous. Moreover, political-military relations have both improved and expanded in the past generation. Yet the potential for greater cooperation with all Gulf Cooperation Council members exists and not just in the economic sphere. But three key countries continue to play a complicating role in the India-Gulf Cooperation Council relationship Pakistan, Iran, and China. Each of the three presents very different opportunities and challenges to India, the Gulf Arab states, and their relations. This paper highlight Indias evolving relations with the Gulf Cooperation Council members to include the most critical trends, future potential, and implications, opportunities, and recommendations for U.S. policy in the areas of energy, economic, political-military, and information and cybersecurity cooperation.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE